• Saying yes to business lending for a stronger UK

    We've approved 80% of all business loan and overdraft requests. Find out how we can help your business break new ground.

  • We’re focussed on playing an active role in the UK’s economic recovery by increasing our support to British business. That's why we're continuing our commitment to get working capital and expert support to businesses, including an additional £1bn of lending for manufacturers to drive growth in the sector.

    Funding for Lending Scheme.

    We are proud to participate in the Funding for Lending Scheme, which we’re using to unlock significant reductions in the cost of finance at a critical time for British firms.

    80% of funding requests approved.

    Last year we said yes to 80% of new commercial loan and overdraft requests.

    Dedicated relationship managers.

    Our relationship managers are locally based and take the time to get to know your business.

    Over 80 local credit specialists.

    To ensure you receive quick and well informed credit decisions, our local credit teams have the final say on more than 95% of lending proposals.

    Our Customer Charter.

    And we make a commitment to you to be fair and transparent on all credit assessments. Find out more about our Customer Charter.